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Leslie Rodriguez

11 Delicious Takeout and Delivery Spots in Crenshaw, Leimert Park, and Hyde Park

From barbecue to healthy fare, these South LA options are ready for pickup or delviery

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A hot chicken plate from Hotville Chicken
| Leslie Rodriguez

South LA isn’t an adequate descriptor for an area that spans 51 square miles and 24 neighborhoods. Each area is completely distinct from the next, as are the dining options. And that includes the adjoining locales of Crenshaw, Leimert Park, and Hyde Park.

As with the rest of Los Angeles restaurants, all have made the jump to delivery or takeout as residents observe the safer-at-home order. Whether heading out to pickup a barbecue plate, hot fried chicken, or one of LA’s most beloved soul food spots, there’s plenty to choose from. Have a look at eleven restaurants in the cozy corner of Crenshaw, Leimert Park, and Hyde Park from north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Earle's On Crenshaw

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3864 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 299-2867
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Crenshaw’s classic hot dog purveyor sells far more than standard dogs. Select a beef, pork, or vegan option or opt for Jamaican patties, cheesecake, banana pudding, and that ever addictive playas punch. Takeout is available, as is delivery on Postmates or Grubhub.

A chili burger from Earle’s on Crenshaw in South Los Angeles Earle’s

2. Orleans & York

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(323) 903-6650
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All Orleans & York location are open, even the Crenshaw location for po’ boys, New Orleans-style muffalettas, fried oyster platters, and dirty rice. Order from Chownow or call for takeout.

3. Hotville Chicken

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4070 Marlton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 792-4835
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The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall is eerily silent these days, save a few restaurants that includes Hotville Chicken. Owner Kim Prince is still serving hot chicken, Kool Aid, and spicy chicken sandwiches. Don’t forget the smoked mac and cheese, barbecue beans, lemon sour cream pound cake, and Southern fruit tea.

4. Post & Beam

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3767 Santa Rosalia Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 299-5599
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The Post & Beam favorites are on full display during LA’s stay-at-home order, including the cast iron chicken and seafood gumbo. Over the weekend, customers can arrange to pickup or Postmates deliver the champagne brunch. Beer and wine selections are also available.

Post & Beam in Crenshaw, Los Angeles Courtesy of Post & Beam

5. Swift Cafe

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4279 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 815-4418
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Owner/chef Kyndra McCrary switches up her daily menu for variety, and everything is healthy. Past items include a Puerto Rican ropa vieja and roasted sweet potatoes, but she’s also put together meal plans as well. Order via Grubhub, Doordash, Seamless, and Postmates, or just give them a call.

6. Ackee Bamboo

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4305 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 295-7275
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Ackee Bamboo is one of LA’s last-standing Jamaican restaurants, and serving takeout only. Try one of its Jamaican lunch bowls with either jerk chicken, short ribs, and plantains with a side of steamed vegetables, and traditional peas and rice.

7. Hot and Cool Cafe

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4331 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 903-6449
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Right on the historic strip in Leimert Park, Hot And Cool Cafe is a central spot for coffee and a chicken curry bowl, vegan mac and cheese, and Jamaican patties. The full menu is available for takeout.

8. Taco Mell Catering

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4326 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(844) 822-6635
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Order one of the many dishes at Taco Mell on Crenshaw, and prepare to be full. Owner Jermelle Henderson’s portion sizes are enormous, especially the incredibly saucy burritos filled with a protein of choice. Head there for takeout, or order through Postmates and Uber Eats.

9. Dulan's On Crenshaw

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4859 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 296-3034
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Los Angeles’ 25-year-old soul food staple is takeout only. That comes with Dulan’s signature style of heaping servings including fried chicken, smothered pork chops, greens, and cobbler.

10. Fish Town

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5351 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 298-1706
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This unfussy Hyde park spot does one thing well: fish. Order a fried platter, whether shrimp, sole, or snapper with a side of tartar sauce, salad, and slice of bread for an incredibly reasonable price.

11. Woody's Bar-B-Q

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3446 W Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-9443
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All three locations are still serving Woody’s barbecue, including the one in Hyde Park on Slauson. Just follow the smoke coming from the rooftop, and get a rib plate, hot links, and cornbread for takeout only.

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1. Earle's On Crenshaw

3864 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
A chili burger from Earle’s on Crenshaw in South Los Angeles Earle’s

Crenshaw’s classic hot dog purveyor sells far more than standard dogs. Select a beef, pork, or vegan option or opt for Jamaican patties, cheesecake, banana pudding, and that ever addictive playas punch. Takeout is available, as is delivery on Postmates or Grubhub.

3864 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

2. Orleans & York

Los Angeles, CA 90008

All Orleans & York location are open, even the Crenshaw location for po’ boys, New Orleans-style muffalettas, fried oyster platters, and dirty rice. Order from Chownow or call for takeout.

3. Hotville Chicken

4070 Marlton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008

The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall is eerily silent these days, save a few restaurants that includes Hotville Chicken. Owner Kim Prince is still serving hot chicken, Kool Aid, and spicy chicken sandwiches. Don’t forget the smoked mac and cheese, barbecue beans, lemon sour cream pound cake, and Southern fruit tea.

4070 Marlton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008

4. Post & Beam

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Post & Beam in Crenshaw, Los Angeles Courtesy of Post & Beam

The Post & Beam favorites are on full display during LA’s stay-at-home order, including the cast iron chicken and seafood gumbo. Over the weekend, customers can arrange to pickup or Postmates deliver the champagne brunch. Beer and wine selections are also available.

3767 Santa Rosalia Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90008

5. Swift Cafe

4279 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Owner/chef Kyndra McCrary switches up her daily menu for variety, and everything is healthy. Past items include a Puerto Rican ropa vieja and roasted sweet potatoes, but she’s also put together meal plans as well. Order via Grubhub, Doordash, Seamless, and Postmates, or just give them a call.

4279 1/2 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

6. Ackee Bamboo

4305 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Ackee Bamboo is one of LA’s last-standing Jamaican restaurants, and serving takeout only. Try one of its Jamaican lunch bowls with either jerk chicken, short ribs, and plantains with a side of steamed vegetables, and traditional peas and rice.

4305 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

7. Hot and Cool Cafe

4331 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Right on the historic strip in Leimert Park, Hot And Cool Cafe is a central spot for coffee and a chicken curry bowl, vegan mac and cheese, and Jamaican patties. The full menu is available for takeout.

4331 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

8. Taco Mell Catering

4326 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Order one of the many dishes at Taco Mell on Crenshaw, and prepare to be full. Owner Jermelle Henderson’s portion sizes are enormous, especially the incredibly saucy burritos filled with a protein of choice. Head there for takeout, or order through Postmates and Uber Eats.

4326 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

9. Dulan's On Crenshaw

4859 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Los Angeles’ 25-year-old soul food staple is takeout only. That comes with Dulan’s signature style of heaping servings including fried chicken, smothered pork chops, greens, and cobbler.

4859 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90043

10. Fish Town

5351 Arlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

This unfussy Hyde park spot does one thing well: fish. Order a fried platter, whether shrimp, sole, or snapper with a side of tartar sauce, salad, and slice of bread for an incredibly reasonable price.

5351 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043

11. Woody's Bar-B-Q

3446 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

All three locations are still serving Woody’s barbecue, including the one in Hyde Park on Slauson. Just follow the smoke coming from the rooftop, and get a rib plate, hot links, and cornbread for takeout only.

3446 W Slauson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043

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